State of Hawaii proposes emergency ban following mass harvesting of sea cucumbers

The Department of Land and Natural Resources is proposing an emergency rule that will ban any taking of sea cucumbers for the next 120 days. The move comes as officials report a new commercial fishery that mass harvests sea cucumbers on both Oahu and Maui. Photos on social media show sea cucumbers being harvested by the hundreds, possibly thousands at a time, from a beach in Waimanalo. Currently Hawaii has no specific rules governing the take of sea cucumbers and, while taking sea cucumbers from the ocean is not against the law,,, Video, Read the rest here 16:35

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